Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean region.
It has been known as a symbol of loyalty and ceremony. Hence the saying "Rosemary for remembrance."
There are 2 different types of Rosemary- upright and sprawling.
- Upright- Grows like a bush. It is best for fresh cut herbs.
- Sprawling- spreads more like a ground cover. The flavor is not as intense.
Rosemary is a tender perennial that typically will not survive outdoors north of zone 6.
It takes at least 2 years of continuous growth for a plant to grow big enough to be a strong producer.
Aphids and Spider-mites are the most common pests.
Rosemary is medicinal, culinary and decorative.
There are many forms- teas, tinctures, extracts, essential oil, dried leaves and bath and body care products.
- upset stomach
- stimulating the appetite
- enhancing coronary blood flow
- traditionally thought to improve memory
CAUTION: ROSEMARY AND IT'S ESSENTIAL OIL CAN HARM THE UTERUS OR FETUS WHEN TAKEN IN THERAPEUTIC AMOUNTS DURING PREGNANCY. AMOUNTS USED IN COOKING ARE GENERALLY CONSIDERED SAFE.